Self Paced

R Programming for Biologists: Beginners Level

Empower Your Biological Research with R Programming Skills

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Online/ e-LMS
Self Paced
1 Month


R Programming for Biologists: Beginners Level is a comprehensive one-month program tailored for biologists looking to acquire essential programming skills. The course covers the basics of R programming, focusing on its application in biological data analysis. Participants will learn to manipulate, analyze, and visualize data using R, equipping them with the tools to handle complex datasets commonly encountered in biological research.

The program includes hands-on exercises, real-world examples, and interactive sessions to ensure a practical understanding of R programming. Participants will start with the basics of R syntax, progressing to data wrangling, statistical analysis, and data visualization techniques. By the end of the course, attendees will be proficient in using R for their research projects, making them more competitive in the scientific community.


The aim of the program is to empower biologists with essential skills in R programming, fostering a comprehensive understanding of its applications in biological research. This program aims to demystify the complexities of R, providing participants, from beginners to intermediate users, with a solid foundation in utilizing R for data analysis in the biological sciences. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and hands-on practical sessions, attendees will gain proficiency in data manipulation, statistical analysis, and visualization, enabling them to harness the full potential of R as a powerful tool for extracting meaningful insights from biological datasets. By the end of the program, participants will be equipped with the confidence and skills necessary to integrate R seamlessly into their research workflows, ultimately enhancing the efficiency and depth of their biological analyses.

Program Objectives

  • Introduce participants to the fundamentals of R programming.
  • Equip participants with skills to manipulate and analyze biological data.
  • Teach statistical analysis techniques relevant to biological research.
  • Develop proficiency in data visualization using R.
  • Enable participants to apply R programming in their own research projects.

Program Structure

Module 1: 

  • Introduction to R studio
  • Data Structures in R- vectors, matrix, lists and Dataframes
  • Using and Manipulating Basic R Data Types.
  • Control flow- if else, loops, apply

Module 2: 

  • Installing R libraries for data analysis
  • Basic statistical analysis with R
  • Correlation, Regression analysis
  • Concepts of R tidyverse

Module 3:

  • Data Visualization with ggplot2- bar plot, frequency plot, box plot, histogram, pie chart
  • Heat map generation
  • DNA and Protein sequence analysis with seqinr
  • Basics of Bio conductor package

Note: Any OS with latest version of R and R studio installed

Participant’s Eligibility

  • Undergraduate degree in Biology, Biotechnology, or related fields.
  • Professionals in the biological research sector or life sciences industry.
  • Individuals with a keen interest in biological data analysis and computational biology.

Important Dates

Registration Ends

Indian Standard Timing 02:00 PM

Program Dates

2023-12-07 to 2023-12-09
Indian Standard Timing 03:00 PM

Program Outcomes

  • Mastery of R programming basics.
  • Ability to manipulate and analyze biological datasets.
  • Proficiency in statistical analysis for biological research.
  • Skills to visualize biological data effectively.
  • Preparedness for advanced data-driven biological research projects.

Fee Structure

Standard Fee:           INR 4,998           USD 110

Discounted Fee:       INR 2499             USD 55





Program Assessment

Certification to this program will be based on the evaluation of following assignment (s)/ examinations:

Exam Weightage
Mid Term Assignments 20 %
Final Online Exam 30 %
Project Report Submission (Includes Mandatory Paper Publication) 50 %

To study the printed/online course material, submit and clear, the mid term assignments, project work/research study (in completion of project work/research study, a final report must be submitted) and the online examination, you are allotted a 1-month period. You will be awarded a certificate, only after successful completion/ and clearance of all the aforesaid assignment(s) and examinations.

Program Deliverables

  • Access to e-LMS
  • Real Time Project for Dissertation
  • Project Guidance
  • Paper Publication Opportunity
  • Self Assessment
  • Final Examination
  • e-Certification
  • e-Marksheet

Future Career Prospects

  • Data Analyst in biological research labs.
  • Bioinformatician in pharmaceutical companies.
  • Research Scientist in academia or industry.
  • Genomics Data Specialist.
  • Biostatistician in healthcare organizations.
  • Computational Biologist in biotech firms.

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